Campus Point. Credit: Tony Mastres
Credit: Tony Mastres

Our research endeavors to elucidate the structure-property relationships in electrochemical materials used, for instance, in rechargeable batteries. Our approach encompasses the development of novel synthetic techniques for electrode/electrolyte systems, as well as the in-depth investigation of structural and electronic phenomena taking place during normal function of the device. We have developed expertise in the application of magnetic resonance techniques (mainly Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), but also Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)), in combination with first principles simulations to facilitate the interpretation of the experimental data, to unravel local structure changes and redox processes in electrode and electrolyte materials.